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About Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC’s programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

Quick Facts


School Name

Anna Maria College

City

Paxton

State

Massachusetts

General Information

Institutional Control:

Private, not-for-profit

Year Founded:

1946

Religious Affiliation:

Roman Catholic

Academic calendar:

8 week classes

Accreditation:
Student Services:
Majors/Programs:

Master of Public Administration
Anna Maria College is preparing those who serve to lead, and the online Master of Public Administration can be your key to a high-paying leadership career in public safety and government or nonprofit administration.

Here’s why the online Master of Public Administration from Anna Maria College is right for you:

Degree Options = Career Options
Police chiefs, fire chiefs, city managers, emergency management directors, nonprofit executives, charity leaders and more are all in high demand. Choose from these powerful specializations to zero in on the next phase of your public service career:

The highly flexible online Master of Public Administration from Anna Maria College gives you the specific training and knowledge you need to make an immediate impact at your current job, prepare for your next leadership role and even position yourself for professional opportunities after retirement.

Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management
The havoc and damage created by natural and man-made disasters can be minimized with effective emergency planning. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with an Emergency Management specialization is intended for leaders in the public sector who wish to gain a better understanding of preparing for and dealing with these events.

Our comprehensive and balanced curriculum is complemented by experienced instructors who are well-versed in both the history of and current trends in the field, including the importance of planning for all types of hazards and events.

Master of Public Administration – Fire Service Administration
To move into the upper ranks of the fire service field, you must not only have the knowledge to anticipate and plan for today’s complex emergency scenarios, you must also display the administrative and people skills of an effective leader. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Fire Service Administration specialization is designed for experienced firefighters, officers, and other fire-service professionals who want to move into management and high-level positions.

Anna Maria College has a long and respected history of educating fire service professionals. Our graduates have gone on to work as fire chiefs, fire investigators, and in other management positions in the field.

Master of Public Administration – Health Care Administration
With a growing emphasis on health care reform, leaders in the public sector are called on to understand the political, cultural and economic factors that influence policies on this issue. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Health Care Administration specialization is an effective way to gain the general leadership skills and health-care specific knowledge public administrators need to successfully further their careers.

Anna Maria’s faculty is made up of working professionals with experience in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience from men and women who hold the jobs you’re looking for.

Master of Public Administration - Homeland Security
At the local, national and international level, threats to our homeland’s security continue to evolve and morph. A new generation of vigilant leaders requires a new mission for education. Anna Maria College is proud to offer a new online Concentration and Certificate in Homeland Security in our Master of Public Administration program. Created and taught by highly respected experts in the field, this program offers returning vets and working professionals the edge to advance their careers in this growing market segment as well as the convenience of online flexibility. These are credentials worth looking into for those who wish to stand strong for our country’s security, whatever tomorrow may bring.

The building of national security has taken on great importance in this day and age. To succeed, professionals must be well educated on ethical and social issues of security, liberty, risk assessment and vulnerability, motivation, multiagency cooperation, intelligence cycles, victimization and fear, technology, resource management, and media/ mass communication informing them through the various processes and resources available while developing best practices, programs and policies in response. To address these issues, Anna Maria College has developed a Graduate Certificate/Concentration in Homeland Security.

Students enrolled in the Homeland Security Program have two options: a stand-alone Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security for those looking beyond the undergraduate level and outside a degree program; or as a concentration under the Master of Public Administration Program at Anna Maria.

Master of Public Administration - Criminal Justice
Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organizational aspects of public service with the specific needs of the justice community.

Anna Maria’s faculty is made up of working professionals with experience in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience from men and women who hold the jobs you’re looking for.

Master of Public Administration – Business
Learn to talk business in the public sector with the Business specialization of AMC’s online Master of Public Administration. The curriculum of this five-course specialization focuses on basic business principles—including accounting, management, economic theory and marketing—and how they are applied within the public administration context. This specialization is ideal for anyone who wants to understand how business factors affect public agencies like fire and police departments, municipal offices and city governments.

Careers:

Master of Public Administration
Our MPA program is not a one-size-fits-all program. Separate tracks are designed for recent college graduates and established professionals to help our students to step up and move forward. The general track of the MPA will prepare students with the necessary skills to responds to the demands of the dynamic governmental landscape.

Students with seven years or more of relevant experience may be eligible to take the Anna Maria College MPA Mid-Career Track, allowing them to complete the degree program with 10 required courses.

For students who have recently graduated or are looking for a career change, the Direct Track is 14 classes, including four electives. There are a number of electives available, allowing the degree to be customized to your needs.

Master of Public Administration – Emergency Management
The havoc and damage created by natural and man-made disasters can be minimized with effective emergency planning. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with an Emergency Management specialization is intended for leaders in the public sector who wish to gain a better understanding of preparing for and dealing with these events.

Our comprehensive and balanced curriculum is complemented by experienced instructors who are well-versed in both the history of and current trends in the field, including the importance of planning for all types of hazards and events.

Master of Public Administration – Fire Service Administration
To move into the upper ranks of the fire service field, you must not only have the knowledge to anticipate and plan for today’s complex emergency scenarios, you must also display the administrative and people skills of an effective leader. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Fire Service Administration specialization is designed for experienced firefighters, officers, and other fire-service professionals who want to move into management and high-level positions.

Master of Public Administration – Health Care Administration
With a growing emphasis on health care reform, leaders in the public sector are called on to understand the political, cultural and economic factors that influence policies on this issue. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Health Care Administration specialization is an effective way to gain the general leadership skills and health-care specific knowledge public administrators need to successfully further their careers.

Master of Public Administration – Criminal Justice
Designed with law enforcement officials in mind, Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a Criminal Justice specialization balances the leadership and organizational aspects of public service with the specific needs of the justice community.

Master of Public Administration – Business
Learn to talk business in the public sector with the Business specialization of AMC’s online Master of Public Administration. The curriculum of this five-course specialization focuses on basic business principles—including accounting, management, economic theory and marketing—and how they are applied within the public administration context. This specialization is ideal for anyone who wants to understand how business factors affect public agencies like fire and police departments, municipal offices and city governments.

Salary:
Master of Public Administration Careers
Statistics:
  • Type of Institution
  • Private, comprehensive, four-year, coeducational Catholic college
  • Total Undergraduate Enrollment
  • 1,001
  • Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
  • 56.2% Female / 43.8% Male
  • Percent of Undergraduate who are full-time students
  • 80.5%
  • Percent of Undergraduate who are part-time students
  • 19.5%

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